Spain is the World’s olive grove and very close to the Imperial City, Toledo, only one hour from Madrid, we find some of the best extra virgin olive oils. Internationally awarded, organic farming is their common principle in a landscape surrounded by vineyards and cereals. Several varieties are cultivated, being cornicabra, picual, arbequina and manzanilla the main actors. This is a unique opportunity to walk through 100 years old olive trees and learn every detail of the EVOO production process and all tips about how to buy it and how to keep it. Does the color matter? What information on the label should I pay attention to? What does the acidity mean? Meanwhile this article might help you.
For lunch you’ll head to Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain – until 1563 – that was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Toledo’s gastronomy reflects this cross of cultures and a good number of dishes combine Moorish and Christian influences: lamb roast or stew, cochifrito (fried pork), alubias con perdiz (beans with partridge) and perdiz estofoda (partridge stew), carcamusa, migas, gachas manchegas, and tortilla a la magra. Marzipan and Manchego cheeses hold a protected appellation and you shouldn’t leave Toledo without tasting them.
Also known as the City of Three Cultures for having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews, a walking tour in Toledo among its huge haul of churches and convents, mosques and synagogues, will delight you.
- One-of-a-kind day trip to explore in-depth Castile’s flavors
- Dive into local culture and traditions of the region
- An exclusive masterclass on EVOI
- A private-guided visit to Toledo, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Your chauffeur and personal guide will meet you in the morning at your hotel in Madrid and accompany your though this unique day trip in Toledo and its olive oil.
Enjoy a thrilling visit to an organic olive grove, learn everything about EVOI, from how to buy it, how to make distinctions, the different flavors, the color meaning, the acidity and how to keep it properly to guarantee its freshness and health benefits. Indulge yourself in a private EVOI tasting led by the oil-makers themselves.
At lunchtime, you'll be driven to the lovely city of Toledo for a traditional tasting menu paired with local wines from Ribera del Duero or Toro.
In the early afternoon a not-to-missed private-guided visit of Toledo. Trace the footprints of El Greco or admire masterpieces from Tiziano and Goya; discover medieval military architecture or explore ancient Roman caves or Arabian baths. Visit the13th century Cathedral, the Synagogue and the Santo Tomé church. Anything is possible in Toledo. Your guide will adapt the itinerary to suit your preferences.
Late in the afternoon, way back to Madrid.
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- Private expert bilingual local native guide
- Organic olive grove private visit & EVOI tasting
- Luxury bilingual private chauffeured-service
- Admission fees and taxes
- Personal purchases